Frying Pan Anglers – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Basalt Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the frying pan river, roaring fork river, Colorado river  and other rivers in the Basalt area.  Frying Pan Anglers carries fly fishing equipment, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the frying pan river, the roaring fork river and Colorado river in our area.  Frying Pan Anglers is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  Frying Pan Anglers provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, GL Loomis, mystic echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the frying pan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the frying pan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of Frying Pan Anglers.Frying Pan Anglers – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Basalt Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the frying pan river, roaring fork river, Colorado river  and other rivers in the Basalt area.  Frying Pan Anglers carries fly fishing equipment, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the frying pan river, the roaring fork river and Colorado river in our area.  Frying Pan Anglers is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  Frying Pan Anglers provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, GL Loomis, mystic echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the frying pan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the frying pan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of Frying Pan Anglers.


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Fishing Report

For the Week ending 8th January 2012


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Finally a little snow and some colder weather arrived over the weekend. We were away at the Fly Fishing Show in Denver meeting old and new friends so we missed it. By Monday everything had cleared and there was little evidence of the fall except in the shade. There is a chance for some more snow on Wednesday, but generally the outlook is for clear warm weather over the next week.

It is evident that the visitors over the holidays have left. The river is almost deserted as are the streets. It is usual for it to be quiet now for a few weeks so with the promise of good weather, there will be the opportunity to get out onto the river will little traffic in true winter fashion. It has been remarkably busy over the past 2 weeks with the warm weather and scant snow.

There is much talk of course about the low snow fall over the past 6 weeks. Currently the snow water equivalent is half of the average at this time of year. But generally much of the snowfall comes during February, March and April so there is plenty of time for the averages to catch up. The current level of Ruedi is about 5000 acrefeet above the same time last year with the reservoir 76.5% full.

If you are considering coming up over the next week, the conditions will be excellent. We have caught up with posting some photos we have taken over the past 2 weeks to give you an idea of the fishing that we have been enjoying. We are not exaggerating how good it has been.

Frying Pan


Current Flow: below the Dam 91cfs. (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page)

As the holiday crowds dissipate the Pan is practically deserted now. The little snow we recieved several days ago has left little impact with the river remaining very accessible. The warmer temperatures during the day cleared off most of the snow in the sun so there is little difficulty parking anywhere. The forecast is for generally clear weather over the next week. Perhaps a little snow on Wednesday but nothing much else is predicted.

So with the relatively thin cover on the ski mountains if you are coming up, the fishing will be excellent.

Recommended Flies:There is good fishing now on midges and BWO's.

The midges will come off during the day, particularly if it is sunny. So try WD-40's #20, red and black chironocones #20, brassies #18 - #22, midge larva patterns #18 - #22, copper johns #18 - #22, black polywings #18 - #22 and garcia's rojo midges # 18 - #22.

As they come off try the gray loopwing emergers #20 - #22, the FPA special emergers, biot emergers both with and without the trailing shuck and gray RS2's #18 - #22. In addition try dry patterns such as the z-wing real midge, suspended midge and any similar dry black and gray patterns in sizes from #20 through to #26, loopwing emergers #20 - #22 and FPA special emergers #20 - #26.

We have not had the usual freezing conditions yet which typically put down the baetis, so there is still a little baetis action at the moment. For baetis, try small nymphs such as pheasant tails, bubble backs, FPA sparkle baetis and rs2's. When the BWO's come off parachute adams and standard BWO patterns. Also try the parachute BWO and the thorax patterns. With the range of bugs coming off, larger BWO patterns will work well in the rougher water.


Roaring Fork

Current Flow: near Emma - iced-up (if you want more uptodate figures check out current readings on our "Links" page).

The fishing has been very good of late with the fish on a typical winter dries, of eggs, worms, midge larvae, small baetis and stonefly nymphs. It is all nymphing and with the river in such great condition and minimal snow it is very accessable.

Recommended Flies: The best results on the Fork now are from nymphing using eggs, worms, midge larvae and emergers, stonefly and baetis nymphs.


Colorado River

The water conditions on the Colorado are excellent at the moment with excellent clarity and BWO hatches coming off on the relatively warmer days. Cameron has commented on the number of locals who have taken the opportunity to get out onto the Colorado wade fishing over the past warm days. The low water has made wading access excellent.

The flies are the same as for the Fork with midges, eggs, worms, stones, small baetis and attractors. However on warmer days, with BWO's coming off there is some excellent dry fly fishing as well.

Recommended Flies: Stonefly nymphs, rubberleg patterns, with midges, eggs, worms and small baetis patterns behind the lead fly.

 

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